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9 Remarkable David Kirkpatrick Quotes

David Kirkpatrick is a technology journalist and author, best known for his book ‘The Facebook Effect.’ It was there that Kirkpatrick took an inside look into Facebook and demonstrated how it is connecting the world together. Here is a listing to some of the most memorable David Kirkpatrick quotes from his written career.

“As Facebook kept evolving—and growing faster with every change—the established powers of the technology and media world began paying ever closer attention. This appeared to be the kind of irresistible consumer website every executive had dreamed of owning since the Internet took off in the mid-1990s. Mark Zuckerberg suddenly had a lot of new older, well-dressed friends from Los Angeles and the East Coast.”

“But like the best empire builders, he was both very determined and very skeptical. It’s like [former Intel CEO] Andy Grove says, ‘only the paranoid survive.”

“By early 2004 Tickle had become the second-largest social network after Friendster, with two million members actively connected to others and exchanging messages.”


“Cohler advertised for summer interns, then sometimes told promising applicants when they came for an interview that Thefacebook was only hiring full-timers.”

“Facebook also has a fundamental characteristic that has proven key to its appeal in country after country—you only see friends there.”

“For users, Facebook Connect offers what could turn into a universal Internet log-in. Over 80,000 websites use it in some fashion, as of February 2010, and 60 million Facebook members are actively employing it.”


“Mark has the most long-term perspective I’ve ever seen. This guy is uber uber uber on the long-term view.”

“Revenues were, according to well-informed sources, more than $550 million for 2009—up from less than $300 million in 2008. That represents a stunning growth rate of almost 100 percent. The same sources say that the company could exceed $1 billion in revenue in 2010.”

“This thrilled Zuckerberg, whose primary measure of the service’s success was how often users returned.”

David Kirkpatrick, an author and founder of Techonomy, attends this annual conferences and sits down for a one on one interview with Andrew Keen.

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